Betty Marion White was born on the 17th of January 1922 in Illinois, US. She was an actress and comedian with a span of a 7-decade career, the longest TV career by an entertainer (female) – according to Guinness World Record. She first worked on the radio and transitioned to television. Later, I will list the best, inspiring, and funniest Betty White quotes – but first, let’s learn a little more about her.
White was known for here sitcom shows The Golden Girls, The Mary Tyler Show, and the latest on Hot in Cleveland. She also hosted many iconic TV game shows like Password, Match Game, and The $25,000 Pyramid. She won Primetime Emmy Awards five times and two Daytime Emmy Awards. she was one of the original 1,558 stars on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame – which was finished n 1961.
Betty White never had children of her own and openly talks about her focus on her career and love and advocacy for the animals. In 2010, she was made honorary forest ranger by UDA Forest Service, which was White’s lifelong dream. Growing up, women were not allowed to work in that field. She also has always been an advocate for racial injustice and a supporter of LGBTQ+.
White was married three times, first to Dick Barker, they divorced not long after they got married. In 1947, she married Lane Allen but divorced since he wanted children and she didn’t. She then married Allen Ludden (who had 3 children from a previous marriage). Ludden died from stomach cancer in 1981 and White never remarried again.
COMPILATION OF BETTY WHITE QUOTES AND CAPTIONS
Enjoy these inspiring and funny quotes from the legendary, Betty White. Get yourself a copy of her book “If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t).
“I married my first husband because we wanted to sleep together. It lasted six months and we were in bed for six months.”
“When I’m around animals, I don’t pay attention to people.”
“I didn’t choose to have children because I’m focused on my career. And I just don’t think, as compulsive as I am, that I could manage both.”
“I’ve always liked older men. They’re just more attractive to me. Of course, at my age, there aren’t many left!”
“You’re never too old for anything.”
“People have told me ‘Betty, Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with old friends.’ At my age, if I wanted to keep in touch with old friends, I’d need a Ouija board.”
“I don’t care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time – and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones – I think it’s fine if they want to get married. I don’t know how people can get so anti-something.”
“In my head, I’m the ultimate cougar. Animal lover that I am.”
“I may be a senior, but so what? I’m still hot.”
“It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find humour in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.”
On the New Years Eve of 2021, Betty White died in her sleep, reports say that she had a stroke three weeks prior and this contributed to her death. She planned on having a big 100th birthday celebration on January 17, 2022.
I hope that you found this list of Betty White quotes helpful, inspiring, and even gave you a laugh.